Thursday, February 26, 2015
Posted by Eric
I thought this movie was great! While I didn’t really know what to expect with Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, and Naomi Watts as the main characters, I was pleasantly surprised. Murray plays a grumpy, older man that is all alone with not much money, who drinks a lot, and doesn’t seem to have much of a future for himself. He’s just kind of “existing” until a newly single mom and her son move in next door and it starts to change his life and kind of mess with his normal routine. Along the way, we’re able to see there is much more to Murray’s character than it seems and there might be reasons why he is the way he is. Whether they realize it or not, they’re all needing someone and are able to fill some of the gaps in their lives, no matter how strange it all might seem from the outside. The story was almost deceptively simple - it can be as moving as someone will allow it to be for them. If you let it in, it'll get to you...